IF the c-section was indeed able to be scheduled for the 24th of May. It still seems like such a long way off. I'm glad March is almost over. It's such a long month & getting past the end of the month is always kind of difficult, what with Aaron's birthday on the 30th and everything. BUT, looking forward to all the great things to come, helps.
This Saturday we have our 2nd pre-placement homestudy with the LSW (Licensed Social Worker). All of our personal references are in (thank you so much to our friends & family for that) & our finger print/background checks have been returned free & clear to us. Once our visit is complete on Saturday, the LSW will begin writing her report to present to the Canadian County Court system. That should be all that is needed for the pre-placement homestudy process. Then it's more waiting. Thankfully Joel & I have some fun things to look forward to, in the coming weeks, so that maybe the waiting won't seem so terribly long. It's a lot harder waiting during this process than it is when you're pregnant (in my opinion). Even when I was on bed rest for the last two months of my pregnancy with Aaron, the wait was much more managable. So we'll continue to wait. We'll get the house organized and baby'fied' and enjoy thinking about all the fun things to come.
In the meantime, we'll also continue to pray for Steven, Jamie, & sweet baby Ellie and that she continues to improve in tremendous strides as she's been doing since her premature birth date of just over a month. Elliott Grace Feisal was originally due to join us on April 19th, but graced us with her presence on Tuesday, March 16th. She's had some minor issues that generally improve with a baby's growth and physical maturity. Ellie is such a fighter, she's conquering all those issues with great strength. God has been good to that family and we're so thankful.